What is Lacrosse
Lacrosse is a team sport that involves a fist-sized hard rubber ball that is thrown, caught, and shot using lacrosse sticks. Lacrosse sticks are about a metre long and consist of a shaft (usually metal) and a plastic head that is strung with mesh. Goalie sticks and men’s defensive sticks are bigger. Players carry and pass the ball in order to score goals. For more details on the sport, see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacrosse.
Men’s field lacrosse involves 10 players from each team on the pitch and women’s lacrosse involves 12 players. In men’s lacrosse helmets, arm pads, gloves, and other padding are used as body checking and stick checking is legal. Body checking is not legal in women’s lacrosse. The pitch is about 100 metres x 50 metres and players can carry and pass the ball behind the goal. Goals are 6 foot x 6 foot.
Rules and Fields Dimensions
The Federation of International Lacrosse – FIL – maintains a comprehensive website with all up to date news, documents and other information related to the game.